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Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations made under subsection 35A(5) of the
Workers’ Compensation Act
S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 10
O.I.C. 2003-341 (August 1, 2003, effective July 30, 2003), N.S. Reg. 140/2003
1 These regulations may be cited as the Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations.
Prescribed diseases and minimum periods
2 The diseases and corresponding minimum periods of employment or volunteer work set out in the following table are prescribed for the purposes of subsections 35A(2) and (3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act:
Disease Minimum Period of Employment
or Volunteer Work
Primary-site brain cancer 10 years Primary-site bladder cancer 15 years Primary-site kidney cancer 20 years Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 20 years Primary leukemia 5 years Primary site colon cancer 20 years
3 A firefighter who is or has been a member of a volunteer fire department is deemed to meet a minimum period of volunteer work prescribed by Section 2 if the firefighter
(a) participated in at least 20% of all activities of the volunteer fire department each year, including fire calls and training, conducted during the minimum period; and
(b) has written confirmation of active member status for the minimum period in a form approved by the Workers’ Compensation Board and signed by the Chief or Deputy Chief of the volunteer fire department for which the firefighter worked.